The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author. Grey Spider Press, Janet Rodney.
The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author.
The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author.
The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author.
The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author.
The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author.

The Book of Craving. With photomontages by the author.

Sedro-Wooley [WA]: Grey Spider Press, 1996. One of 175 copies designed, printed, and bound by Chris Stern with assistance by Jules Remedios Faye. With seven tipped-in photomontages by the author. Printed letterpress in Caslon 337 and Bernhard Tango on Zerkall paper. Photomontages rendered in halftones by Dale Hart. Ornaments cast by Pie Tree Press & Type Foundry. With a typographic foreword by Marcel Duchamp from The Green Box. A fine copy with the original prospectus laid in. Bound in black Italian cloth with gold arabesque pattern. Purple endpapers. Tall octavo. 56 pp. Item #17180

This is personal prose of the highest quality. The dreamlike cadence of this rich, poetic memoir carries the reader into the author’s childhood during and after World War II. The narrative revolves around the life and death of her father and the memories associated with his absence,” (from the prospectus).

Lyn Heijinian described The Book of Craving as “a beautiful work of narrative meditation, looking forward and back through the gaps that loss—and words—make and then fill with time and light. The three parts of the work conjoin to form a triptych depicting incidents of historic violence only half visible though formative reflections—tints from the quotidian, the ‘normal,’ the personal. It seems that it is history that consists of unique, singular, inexplicable events, and individuality that is part of some continuum. The affirmation here is stunning,” (prospectus).

Price: $200.00

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